March 23, 2007

3/24 Reds versus Phillies

We'll be heading straight to Ed Smith Stadium from the Sarasota airport when we arrive in Florida tomorrow, so I'm putting up a game thread way, way early. C. Trent will probably have a line-up, but not yet.

The Reds got their asses handed to them tonight by the Devil Rays, of all teams. (Though, to be fair, the Rays have been quite hot lately.) Theoretically, they'll be facing stiffer competition tomorrow when the Phillies come to town, but they'll also have the benefit of a Mama's love in the stadium, so hopefully it will more than even out.

If any of you readers are going to be at Ed Smith tomorrow (or for any of the games in the next week) be on the lookout for me. You won't be able to miss the glint of the sun off my lily white skin on the first base side.

38 comments to “3/24 Reds versus Phillies”

  1. BubbaFan says:

    Holy crap! Griffey’s in the lineup!

    Ryan Freel CF
    Adam Dunn LF
    Brandon Phillips 2B
    Ken Griffey Jr. RF
    Edwin Encarnacion 3B
    Joey Votto 1B
    Alex Gonzalez SS
    David Ross C
    Bronson Arroyo P

    RHM picked a great day to head to Florida…

  2. Redsfan68 says:

    1-0 Reds on a 2 out single by Dunner !!

  3. BubbaFan says:

    Are you watching on delay or something?

    Three run homer by Dunn, Phillips homers, too.

    5-0 Reds.

  4. Redsfan68 says:


    just was updating the score, then all hell broke loose !!
    nice to see the offense back

    Go Reds !!

  5. BubbaFan says:

    Hey, RHM…if you’re reading this, Trent says to drop by and say hi.

  6. KC2HMZ says:

    Howdy all. Good to see the Reds have put the debacle against TB behind ’em.

    Wow…pretty much your regular season lineup for the Reds except that Votto is playing 1B, presumably because Hatteberg’s still hurt. ‘Bout time narron was able to do that!

  7. BubbaFan says:

    Think this will be the regular season lineup?

    Seems a little odd to have a slow, power guy like Dunn in the two-hole.

  8. KC2HMZ says:

    BF- yeah, I think this is pretty much it. Narron wantes to break up the lefthanded hitters in the lineup. I think he’ll probably still juggle Dunn, Griffey, and Hatteberg around a bit before he decides on the lineup, and he might wind up with Hatteberg in the two-hole and Dunn hitting sixth. But all the regulars are out there except Hatteberg.

  9. KC2HMZ says:

    I’m sure we’ll see Encarnacion hitting third a lot, too. Narron likes to play matchups. That’s old-school baseball, and Narron’s an old-school baseball guy. This is probably pretty close to what we’ll see on Opening Day, though.

    I’m making myself some lunch right now, so I’m in and out of here.

  10. KC2HMZ says:

    Not sure how far behind this feed is, but I have it 5-0 with the Reds hitting in the fifth, Eaton pitching to Votto.

  11. BubbaFan says:

    Votto walks. They’re bringing in another pitcher.

  12. KC2HMZ says:

    Clay Condrey?

    OK, this feed is pretty close then, good.

  13. KC2HMZ says:

    I guess the pitching staff must’ve gotten its fill of giving up runs Friday against TB. So far, the Phillies are getting whitewashed. In the seventh, it’s still 5-0 Reds.

  14. KC2HMZ says:

    Yep! And Coffey’s on to pitch the eighth.

  15. KC2HMZ says:

    Apparently, the Reds tacked on another insurance run in the eighth, and we go to the ninth with Dustin hermanson left to protect a 7-0 lead.

  16. KC2HMZ says:

    Phillies with a man on first

  17. BubbaFan says:

    Chad Moeller hit one into the parking lot.

  18. KC2HMZ says:

    7-0 final.

    Arroyo’s line for the day: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K. Griffey went 2-for-4 with a double and a GIDP, and sent one to the warning track in right. That’s per John Fay.

  19. KC2HMZ says:

    Moeller homered? That’s rare.

    Three dingers for the Reds then – Dunn, Phillips, and Moeller.

    Freel had a double to go with Groffey’s.

    Much better than yesterday!

  20. KC2HMZ says:

    OK, gonna go play radio for awhile. L8Rz all!

  21. BubbaFan says:

    Yeah, what a difference a day makes!

    Beat up by the Rays, but blank the Phillies. Who’d have thunk it?

    RHM really picked a great day to be at the ballpark.

  22. KC2HMZ says:

    Aznybody wants to chat I’ll also be in the #redsnation channel

  23. smartelf says:

    RHM- I consider it poetic justice that Arroyo pitched brilliantly for you and that Chad Moeller hit one outta the yard. Maybe you should diss on more players, it seems to bring out the best in ’em! 😛

  24. smartelf says:

    Also, Arroyo did not throw ONE CURVE ball that entire game… that was his goal, to only pitch fastballs and change-ups and to see how he’d do. We face the Phils in April, so he wants the knee-bending curve to be a nice surprise for ’em. Now that’s thinnking, baby. Arroyo is smart as hell.

  25. BubbaFan says:

    Trent just reported that Bubba has been outrighted to Louisville. I had a feeling this was coming, when he wasn’t given any playing time today. They were probably just waiting to see if Griffey would be ready by opening day.

    Does he still have to pass through waivers, even though he was signed to a split contract?

    Also, I think since he’s been outrighted once before, he has to agree to accept a minor league assignment.

  26. smartelf says:

    I hope he doesn’t have to pass thru waivers.. I could easily see the Cardinals picking him up because they are depleted in the OF. Someone will pick him up.

  27. BubbaFan says:

    Trent says since he was outrighted, that means he’s already passed through waivers. (Which I should have known. Duh.)

    He doesn’t have to accept a minor league assignment, though. He has 72 hours to decide.

  28. Red Hot Mama says:

    Too bad about Bubba. If there’s another team that’s ready to put him in the ML line-up, I could understand him refusing the assignment, but if he sticks with the Cincinnati, he’ll get a chance sooner than later.

  29. Red Hot Mama says:

    How does one just “drop by” to catch up with C. Trent? I’m not exactly in possession of a press pass and directions to the press box.

  30. BubbaFan says:

    Well…the press box is apparently right behind Section CC.

    You could post a message at Trent’s blog and ask him about it.

    I suspect the Reds are going to need spare outfielders this season. But Deno and Hopper may have the advantage, since they have options.

    Reading the smoke signals coming from the Reds clubhouse, I think it’s going to be Chad Moeller who gets the last roster spot. We got another “but you can’t go a whole season with just two catchers” quote today.

  31. nm7 says:

    I can’t believe Bubba was sent to Louisville. He looked very good at spring training. I thought he would definitely make it over Deno. My daughter will be crushed – he was her favorite player at spring training.

  32. BubbaFan says:

    I don’t think it was the way Bubba played that was the problem. With Hamilton, they just didn’t need another lefty outfielder. Not in GABP.

    Heck, I’m not sure Deno or Hopper will make the roster, either, even though they are righties. With Hamilton and Conine, they already have five outfielders. I really think the last roster spot is going to go to Chad Moeller.

  33. Red Hot Mama says:

    Heh. There isn’t a section CC. The sections are numbered. The box is easy enough to find–it’s right behind home plate–but that’s just the window they look out of, not the door they go into. I suppose I could throw something in the window to try to get C. Trent’s attention. I’m sure *that* wouldn’t get me kicked out!

  34. BubbaFan says:

    No section CC? So what was all that about “the girl in section CC”? Was he just jerking our chains about that?

    You should post a comment to on Trent’s blog asking him how to get in touch.

  35. Red Hot Mama says:

    I guess so, b/c they’re definitely numbered. In front of the walkway is single digits. Above is in the hundreds. On Saturday we were in section 2; today we’re in 114.

    The rows may go as high as CC, but not in the front section where I thought she was sitting. He may have been referring to each of two parts of her anatomy. >:-)

    I don’t have a Google account or a blogger account, so I can’t post on C. Trent’s blog. Perhaps I’ll be able to wave to him through the window today.

  36. BubbaFan says:

    I asked for you.

    The door to the press box is “an unmarked door behind home plate in the concourse with a guard sitting next to it.” They probably won’t let you in, but Trent says he’ll be walking around outside soon.

    I guess you should look for someone who looks like that photo he’s got up at his blog. 🙂

  37. Red Hot Mama says:

    Argh! I don’t have Internet access once I leave for the games, so I didn’t see your kind efforts until after the fact. But I did notice the door to the press box today, so maybe that’s a step in the right direction.